Virtual Vacations Around The World: Pyramids Of Giza

May 8, 2020

Physical traveling may be off the table for a while, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a virtual adventure! While we may be stuck at home (for a very good reason!), we can still vacation to faraway places right from our living room couch. From national parks to historic sites to museums, satellites and virtual reality technology have made it possible for people to virtually travel all over the world. Heck, if we really wanted to, we could even visit the International Space Station and take a peek at what Earth looks like from outer space! How awesome is that, right? While many landmarks around the world are closed to visitors, virtual tours of these places are open 24/7. So sit back and relax while we take you on a trip to see some of the most amazing landmarks in the world. Bonus with virtual traveling? No packing, no airport security lines, and there’s no possible way you’ll lose your luggage!

Last week, we took a trip to the Taj Mahal in India. This week?

The Pyramids Of Giza

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Recognized as one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza were built over 4,000 years ago and are the only remaining structures of the original list that remains standing today. The massive structures were built as tombs for Egyptian pharaohs, or kings and queens. Ancient Egyptians believed that the pharaohs were chosen by gods to carry out their work and messages on Earth. For this reason, when pharaohs died, they were mummified and everything the king would need would be buried with him. These items included furniture, food, and gold vessels, among other things. The largest of the Pyramids, known as the Great Pyramid, is thought to be the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.

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